Douglas Matthew White, 52, of Cedar Rapids, passed away peacefully from natural causes on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at his home. A Celebration of Life will be held 11 AM Friday September 6, 2019 at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories. A visitation will be from 4 PM to 8 PM Thursday September 5, 2019 at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories State Room.
Doug was born on October 25, 1966 to David and Karen White in Cedar Rapids. He graduated from Regis High School and Loras College. After college, he worked as a finance executive in different industries. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. His love for sports was apparent as he excelled on the football field, baseball diamond and wrestling mat. He was a true man’s man. It was a joy to be able to spend time watching him do his thing (unless you were the other team). He was a lifelong member and supporter of Ducks Unlimited.
Bigger than life with a heart of gold, Doug was always there to help a friend in need, mentor a child to enjoy the outdoors, cook a delicious wild-game dinner for his countless friends and share a witty line. He was a terrific businessman but an even better uncle, big brother and son.
There is no greater love than the Lord’s and Doug is in the loving arms of our Creator now. His light now shines brighter than ever from the Heavens where he has lit the way to our Savior Jesus Christ. We take great comfort knowing we will be re-united soon.
He is survived by his parents; Dave and Karen, a brother Tim (Lyn) White of Scottsdale, AZ his sister, Dana (Jeremy) Rinkenberger, of Hiawatha, and nieces and nephews, Robyn Berndt, Danyelle and Dylan White, Riley, Bryce and Ali Rinkenberger, and great nephew, Hucksyn Soldevere.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents; Daniel and Ruth White and Robert and Mary Kleineck. And his aunt, Marilyn (Kleineck) Haughenbury.
Doug’s loyal companions on a daily basis were his beloved, champion black labs, Kadee and Maggie.